DMSE Special Seminar: Prof. Greg...
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Recent years have seen intensive experimental and theoretical research activity on topological phases, which have now entered the lexicon of materials physics. Some theoretical efforts have been aimed at expanding the known classes of topological materials to include transition metal oxides, which typically have non-negligible electron interactions that play a determining role in their properties. With specific focus on the properties of two materials systems--(1) Ultrathin layers of LaNiO3 and (2) Ultra thin layers of Y2Ir2O7--this talk explores materials properties both in and out of equilibrium, with laser pump-probe type experiments serving as a non-equilibrium scenario.